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Start-up Summary

In the business plan, the financials can be the most complex section to cover. Many people find it hard to properly culminate their vision and research into tangible numbers that can be used in the business plan. The part that most writers have the easiest time with is the start-up summary. Business plan writers in Atlanta have to be able to properly gauge the market and come up with reasonable expenses that properly demonstrate the cost of starting up the business in Atlanta.

When doing this, the usual areas of start-up expenses that need to be addressed are insurance, legal fees, franchise fees, assets, inventory, grand opening promotions, business plan writers in Atlanta's fees, cost of research, licenses and business fees, and beginning consultant fees to properly design the business.

One of the biggest mistakes that business plan writers make is allocating some monthly expenditure into the start-up expenses. For instance, we often see business plan writers for, say, Atlanta, who put in six months of salary as a start-up expense in the beginning. The proper way to account for this, if you want to make sure you have enough cash for six months, is to take the first six months' expenses from the profit and loss monthly and make sure you have it as cash on hand or cash required in the start-up table. Otherwise, having it in both places will take it from cash flow twice.

Last, the start-up summary should detail what percentage of beginning cash outlay is for assets (long term), inventory (short term), and cash. Long term assets should generally be anything the business can use for more than 2 years. It is important as these assets can be depreciated.

Short term assets are critical as well as they usually make up startup inventories and also play a roll in proper cash flow.

Please contact us for a further description of the correct way to break down what it costs to start a business!

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